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Housed in the historic Marshall Fields building, the Residence Inn Milwaukee Downtown blends old-world splendor with modern amenities. Recently renovated, our downtown Milwaukee hotel is an all-suites hotel offering an incredible location. We're connected to the Shops of Grand Avenue and within walking distance to Midwest Airlines Center, the theatre district and Bradley Center. Whether relocating to Milwaukee or looking for a Milwaukee extended-stay hotel, you'll feel right at home. Choose from studio, one- or two-bedroom suites with full kitchens, luxurious bedding, flat-screen TV, wireless Internet, and separate living areas. At any time, visit our market, business center, and fitness center, all open 24-hours. Enjoy a complimentary daily breakfast buffet and social hour with food and beverages (Mon-Wed). Surrounded by many businesses and cultural attractions, the Residence Inn offers first-class service and friendly staff.

 

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Rating: 3.39

Address: 648 North Plankinton Ave, Milwaukee, WI, 53203
  • Mon: Open 24 hours
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  • Wed: Open 24 hours
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Comments (33):

1. Laura H.
Wow, residence inn is soooo much nicer than its sister hotels: fairfield, courtyard, etc.

I'm here on a business trip for the week, and this is definitely a great place to come "home" to.  

The front desk staff is super helpful and nice.  The workout room actually has functioning equipment. My suite is huge and new with high ceilings and a view of the river.  Then there is the digital control for my central air, i.e. no waking up in the middle of the night feeling too hot or too cold.  There is also the customary free happy hour and free buffet breakfast.

And the location?  You're in the heart of downtown and close to the lakefront running path and loads of restaurants, shopping, bars, coffee shops, etc.

My only complaint?  You don't earn as many Marriott points as some of the other Marriott chains.  You also have to pay for parking... but thankfully I can expense it.

If I come back to Milwaukee on business, I'm definitely staying here again.

21/08/06 | Link | Rating: 4.0
2. edward k.
I usually stay in full service Marriotts, however, Milwaukee does not have a full service Marriott in town (amazing, but true). As a Platinum level Marriott guy, I usually get upgraded when I stay in some of the lower level brands and I got that upgrade at this property. They put me into a real nice 2 room suite with at least 20 foot high ceileings. The room was actually too much space for the furniture in the room. Huge windows looking out over the frozen river were nice, as well. They have extensive TV channels, which is cool including Verses for my NHL hockey. Sweet. No complaints with either the room or staff.

The parking is a joke. The very nice young lady at the front desk informed me I could take my stuff up to my room before I went to park my car. Uh, ok. Then she told me for my $17 per day I needed to drive down the street, around the corner, into a parking garage and up to the rooftop parking- only. Ridiculous, but hey, OK, I am an adventerous dude. So, I do as told and...drive down the street, around the corner, into a COMPLETELY VACANT parking garage where I drive to the other end of the ground floor and a garage door opens by magic (what am I in a James Bond movie?), I drive up onto the expansive second level which is COMPLETELY VACANT and make my way over to the ramp that leads to the outside top deck. There are 2 (what appear to be abandoned) cars covered in snow and that is it! Now, I need to go to this machine thing and go through a series of commands from a sheet of paper given to me by the front desk girl and I eventually get a receipt to put on the windshield of my very lonely rental (thank God) car and start the trek back to the hotel on a wet cold night. This sucks. This hotel needs to start a valet service and start it now. Drilling me $17 to self park my car 2 blocks away is terrible. Get me for $25 and have an employee do it.

Now, the food. Breakfast is the standard Residence Inn cafeteria quality buffet complete with powdered eggs and super dry biscuit sandwiches. Instructions on how to unlodge food from a choking customer should be included upon check in. Juice is first class- self served in paper cups from a machine. Ok, it is breakfast, I can look past this type of stuff.

Here is my dinner story...first, there is no dinner. There is not even a decent restaurant within "walking distance" (my self parked car is actually closer) because this is Milwaukee and it is friggin' cold at night in the winter. They however do provide you a menu from a local Irish pub down the street and upon calling the front desk I was happy to discover that the hotel would bill my room a la room service style and deliver the food. OK, good enough. So, I order from what is a tiny bar menu and choose a "fresh angus" cheeseburger and a Baileys Irish Cheesecake (too much cheese, but hey, it is Wisconsin!). About 45 minutes later this homeless lookin' dude shows up at my door with a bag of food. So I say.."uh, do you have anything for me to sign"....he says..."nope, but you can give me a cash tip". WTF?? What kind of BS room service is this? So, I peel off a $5 bill for the homeless guy and take my bag of food only to discover more cafeteria quality garbage and a couple of napkins. Get me out of here!

Look, I am sure this hotel is more appealing in the warm weather. However, in the cold weather months, this place is pretty shaky. On a serious note, I would not want any female family member or friend parking their car at night alone on the top deck of a deserted parking garage 2 blocks away. Fix the parking & food service options.

11/01/11 | Link | Rating: 2.0
3. Josh M.
Extremely disappointed with the group sales representative. Downright rude to my staff and me. We had to move our accommodations to the Courtyard a few blocks away -- and they were VERY HAPPY to have our business!

19/04/11 | Link | Rating: 2.0
4. Mina M.
My husband and toddler daughter just came back from a weekend overnight stay in Milwaukee. We couldn't have been more impressed with the Residence Inn. We stayed in a 2 room suite. My favorite points:
1. The high ceilings make the room feel extra spacious. The floor to ceiling windows gave a great view of the river and the city.
2. The cleanliness of the room. However, the bathroom trash can was not emptied and there were a pile of sheets outside our door when we first entered. BUT, the overall cleanliness of the room was excellent.
3. The location. Everything was walking distance. The Milwaukee theater, the Public Market, Joey Buena's, and Benihana's.
4. Central air/heat. My daughter has a difficult time sleeping in hotels that don't have central heating/air such as Hilton Garden Inn and Hampton Inn. Those units are so loud! We really appreciated the digital thermostat and central heat/air. It was very quiet.
5. Complimentary breakfast buffet. Abundant, varied, and awesome.

Overall, this hotel MADE our stay in Milwaukee. We definitely will be returning. Keep up the good work!

Note* I also posted the same review on tripadvisor.com .

06/05/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
5. Judi M.
Could my first stay at the Residence Inn Downtown Milwaukee on May 11, 2010 have been more perfect?  I doubt it.  It made me wish it was for longer than the one night booked.  I am a consultant and travel for business 65+% of the time.  I travel to Milwaukee 1-2 times each quarter.  I have always stayed at the Iron Horse, which did a fine job initially but proved to be a bit too edgy for my conservative tastes in addition to its location in a gentrifying part of town that was isolated.  Now that I have discovered the Residence Inn, I will no longer stay anywhere else in Milwaukee unless they are sold out, which does happen frequently and for good reason.

The check in/check out process was a breeze!  They had my room and keys ready to go at 2PM when I arrived and all that the pleasant front desk manager needed to do was double check my credit card.  She was efficient, gave me the essential information I needed to know and I was on my way in under 120 seconds.

At first I thought my room was a mistake - as if I'd been upgraded without requesting so.  It was huge, in part due to the 15 foot ceilings and giant windows.  The kitchen boasted full sized appliances and the living area allowed me to watch my exercise videos on a huge flat panel TV with ample room for an in-room Pilates workout (no furniture rearranging required).  

The bed was super-comfortable and did not have one of those warm down comforters which seem to be so popular but, for me, altogether too hot.  The room was comfortably set at 68 degrees and unlike most other hotels, I never once needed to adjust the climate control nor did I ever hear it go on and off.

The bathroom was split - large vanity and sink outside and toilet and shower behind the door - and very spacious.  The towels were ample, absorbent and soft, not scratchy or paper-towel sized.  The hairdryer and the iron were like the one I have at home.

The fitness center was modern, large and very well equipped with treadmills, elliptical machines, bikes and weights in abundance.  All of the cardio equipment had individual TV screens.  I can only imagine the additional delight of walking or running along the Riverwalk for exercise or people watching.  Because of some rain and my abbreviated stay, I did not have a chance to do this.

Upon my arrival, the weather was nasty and I didn't want to go out for dinner.  The evening reception was perfect - Mexican style soft tacos with all the fixings and a moist blueberry crumb cake.  Beer and soft drinks were plentiful.  Breakfast was even better.  This is NOT a continental breakfast as advertised.  Although I did not indulge in anything but oatmeal, eggs, potatoes, breakfast meats and breads were abundant.  Fruit and cottage cheese along with a full selection of breakfast beverages rounded out the lovely buffet.

I can't think of one thing I would change except maybe the duration of my one night visit.  The Residence Inn Milwaukee has got it right and you will NOT be disappointed with your stay there.  Promise!

13/05/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
6. Frank R.
This is a really good hotel. The rooms are huge -- it's for staying in a long time. I've stayed in one for 3 days...and that was good. The place is clean and their breakfast buffet (which they humbly call "continental") is outstanding...they have everything under the sun -- from sausage and eggs to cereal to fresh fruit. Yum...it really is a place you could stay a while.

I'll come back to this hotel. Very nice...as a bonus, there's a Border's Bookstore attached on one side. Pretty cool.

28/01/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
7. Nick B.
I love this hotel; I'm a Hilton guy but when i go to Milwaukee i make an exception to stay here.  I travel often to big cities, and this is one of my favorite hotels.  I absolutely love the space in the room; the ceilings must be 20 feet high.  Compared to NYC, the prices are incredible; i think my room was $169/night.  Location is great for proximity to my clients in downtown Milwaukee.  

I had a biz meeting in milwaukee last week and had to bring our Director of Client Development.  He's from NYC and had never been Milwaukee, so i picked this hotel 'cause i love it and knew he would love the space.  I was right.

18/01/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
8. Mark T.
Spent one night here last week with a party of 6.  The three room suite was wonderfully appointed and very comfortable.  The furniture in the living room was a bit worn down, but still quite serviceable.  It felt like a home with the kitchenette services.  The location was superb and the staff were attentive when we needed them.

Most importantly, the bed was very comfortable!

23/09/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
9. Chitown D.
Just stayed here for two nights and if I could give it 3.5 stars I would. Here's the run down:

+/- Location: It's in a very central downtown location and is close to the Pabst Theater, which is why we were in Milwaukee to begin with. It's on the river, which offers a unique view, but it's also right next to the bridge, which is crazy loud. Also, it's right next to a church and the bells were also crazy loud. The first night we barely slept because of the noise.

+ Room: The room itself was nice. We had a suite and the high ceilings were a cool feature. The kitchenette was great to have and the set up was nice, as it had a desk area and a little table and living area.

+ Free Internet, which should be standard these days, but is often extra.

- Housekeeping: For some reason, our room was skipped over and we had to call to get new towels and our bed made. Unfortunately, when they made our bed they also changed our sheets and took the cases from the pillows we brought from home. Now we're stuck with a pair of cases that don't match our sheets that can't be more than 150-thread count. Lesson learned.

- Staff: Just a little grumpy and a not overly helpful in terms of suggestions, etc. Although I'm a Marriott Rewards Platinum member, they did not upgrade us, even though they're suppose to and I had to practically beg for a late checkout.

With all of that said, we would probably stay here again, as I have a lot of Marriott points. We'll just remember to hide our pillows and to bring industrial ear plugs.

02/01/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
10. Aletta J.
Booked on hotels.com (marriott rewards only for parking) and the service was great. Parking was super - heated, secure and connected. Worth the $17/night. (cheap compared to Chgo standards!) The room was huge and nice to have a kitchen/fridge as we brought our own wine and had purchased cheese and other items that needed refrigeration. The bathroom was clean and separate from the vanity. So nice to see a newly-caulked tub. I used to travel for a living and some places I felt I had to bring my own cleanser and nice not to have to do this. I was also glad to see there as a door hanger that had the option of NOT having your room cleaned! We were only there two nights -- there was no need for fresh towels/sheets, etc.

Breakfast was nice and variety of hot vs cereal was good.  We didn't go away hungry.

17/01/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
11. Marian C.
1st coworker: "where the heck is milwaukee?"
2nd coworker: "shrug"

californians are pretty much clueless about other states except NY.... and hawaii. oh and vegas too.

sad to say, there isn't much in this city. it's beautiful though!

so IF you ever come to milwaukee..   stay at this great hotel!

The customer service is excellent and super friendly. The room is HUGE with high ceilings. So high it was a bit frightening. Felt like I was staying in a super $$$$ hotel!

In addition to the fitness center, continental breakfast, laundry room, and business center where you can print, they will buy your groceries for you FREE of charge!! Just bring them the list in the morning and they'll deliver the groceries to you. How awesome is that?? Did I mention the rooms have a full kitchen w/large fridge, microwave, AND stove?? Plus they have all the pots, pans, and dishes provided.. yay! you can still cook when you're away from home!

would def come back! if i ever come back...

24/10/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
12. Tommy M.
Beautiful high ceilings (20 feet?) in a reasonably priced room overlooking the river - what more can you ask for?  Well, clean dishes for one - see the photo of the filthy glass that I posted.  Yuck!

18/05/11 | Link | Rating: 2.0
13. Dee B.
Spent 1 weeknight at this Residence Inn.  The location was great, the staff we interacted with were very pleasant and helpful, the room was very clean and comfortable, breakfast was filling.

26/05/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
14. Matt P.
I actually lived at this hotel for two months during late summer of 2009 for an extended work trip. As a side note, if you plan on staying here for an extended period of time, the sales manager is very nice and flexible on room rates.

I lived in a large studio style suite that had a kitchenette and 12-15 foot ceilings. The room was very comfortable and clean, and the staff was always helpful if I was missing something or needed extra towels. The lobby of the hotel is really neat, I believe it used to be a department store before it was converted to a hotel, so it has a big, open lobby that looks really classy. The location right on the river is pretty ideal, with nice views from the rooms and a pleasant walk up and down the river sidewalk. It is a short cab ride to pretty much anything you want to go to.

The breakfast usually had scrambled eggs, bacon, biscuits, etc. as well as the usual assortment of cold food and beverages. Also, in the evenings, they usually have a happy hour with free beer and small snacks. They also have free wifi which was extremely important considering I was living there so long.

As much as I dreaded living in a hotel for 2 months, staying here made it much more pleasant than I expected.

27/04/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
15. Megan T.
Good location, nice room and bed was comfy.  Parking horrible and if you are gold member you get no perks.  Any special requests (such as pillows) made were not honored.  They have a strict no party policy what you sign when you check in, however the room next door was clearly having a party an after two calls to the front desk the music level was reduced shortly then right back up a half hour later.  If you have a no party policy it needs to be enforced especially at midnight when other guests are complaining.  Front desk staff needs to be more friendly and accommodating.  Overall location great and our room was nice, but all the other things that make a hotel stay they were lacking.

25/02/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
16. Lauren H.
Pros:
-location makes it easy to get to most attractions in Milwaukee
-really cool high ceilings (it used to be a Dept store)
-kitchenette pretty well stocked with cups, glasses, etc
-nice shelving in bathroom and enough towels
-complimentary breakfast had a good assortment of items and there were some tables with big chairs by the window to riverwalk to sit in while eating
-the front desk man was great, gave me directions to everywhere I wanted to go along with a map and everything circled.
-free fitness center, with handiwipes to wipe down the machine, a big clean restroom attached, and free disposable earphones for the TVs attached to the cardio machines.

Cons:
-internet access didn't work (free internet was one of the reasons I picked this place.  The front desk guy said they had just done some updates and maybe something got messed up.  He pointed to the business center but I wanted to work in my room on my laptop).
-the desk was slam bam next to the bed.  This almost caused a collision getting up to go to the bathroom.
-parking was $17 under the hotel or $14 across the street.  Too high.
-icemaker in the freezer didn't work and there was not ice on every floor (yes, I am lazy)

Overall, a nice stay and I would recommend it for a stay in Milwaukee.

18/01/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
17. Chris E.
This is an unusual RI. It's downtown in a refurbed department store (the building's history is pretty cool). Rooms are very nice with (as noted) high ceilings. Typical RI benefits/constraints - free full breakfast, free WiFi, free reception (light snacks & beer/wine), no room service.

Parking is a bit weird - it's in an underground lot shared with offices in the same building. Good news - it's very secure. It's just a bit hard to get to the first time.

Room rates are high but that's driven by the downtown location.

Great location, fine staff, everything you'd expect!

12/06/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
18. David R.
Most cavernous hotel room in which I've ever had the pleasure of staying.  They upgraded us to a one-bedroom suite, but it was the 15-foot ceilings that really wowed me.  Oh, plus the floor-to-ceiling windows that comprised the entire exterior wall in both rooms, giving a nice view of the river, several nearby buildings, and a slice of the lake a mile or so away.  Between those two factors and the extensive square footage, I was sorry that we weren't hosting a 20- or 30-person hotel party, because the room would have been perfect for it.

+ Good central location in downtown Milwaukee
+ Excellent shower head
+ Above-average towels
+ Both soap and body wash among collection of toiletries
+ Microwave, dishwasher, full-sized refrigerator/freezer
+ Kitchenette had all the dishes etc that you could want, even a plastic pitcher.
+ Fast, reliable wireless internet
+ Window curtains were about 95% effective at keeping out the morning sun.
+ Calendar magneted to the fridge door, featuring things to do such as fairs, cultural events, Brewers games, hotel promotions--just like you might have in your own house.
+ Cool Milwaukee-centric art on the room walls

- That nutty "sink/mirror outside the bathroom" setup
- Cold air came blasting unexpectedly out of the vents late at night, sharply and instantaneously enough to wake me up.  Generally, the room and the common areas were too cold, despite our best efforts with the thermostat.

+/- Nearby overnight parking (lot, not garage) is $7 if you enter after 3pm.  That would have been nice to know, as we parked in the lot across the street (not affiliated with the hotel) for $15.

28/08/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
19. Beth R.
The thing I typically notice, for better or worse, is shower pressure in hotels.  This shower was among the best - only probably two others have been as good.  

Otherwise, this was a fun hotel experience in a few additional ways.  The first was being told upon checking in that we'd been upgraded (cue the Beyonce).  Wha?  Well, okay!  Our reservation was for a studio but we enjoyed the extra space in the one bedroom.  The front desk staff were also friendly and professional (sidenote: why is it that only in hospitality are people actually hospitable?).

The room itself was huge in every dimension.  It was a little like being Alice in Wonderland after drinking the shrinking potion - the ceilings were that high.  The windows were nearly floor-to-ceiling and we could get a close-up of the architectural detail on the cornice of our building. We also had a view of the river, which was very pretty.  

One word of caution: if you plan to park, call ahead or pull into the circle drive and get directions for the hotel's lot, which has in-and-out privileges and is a dollar or so cheaper than the lot directly in front of the hotel.  There is also a lot a half block away for even less, though it might be a weekday-only deal.

10/09/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
20. Alexa E.
To celebrate our anniversary, my man and I took a short trip to Milwaukee and had the pleasure of staying at this very beautiful and perfectly located hotel. Fortunately, we were able to get a Family & Friends Marriott discount, so my review isn't based upon daily rates.

Front Desk Service: Kind, friendly, fairly knowledgable of the area, and allowed an early check-in and late check-out per our request.

Our Room: The room we stayed in was a King Bed Suite which featured; approx. 15 foot ceilings, a small yet fully functional kitchen, attractive decor and furniture, a gorgeous view of the river w/ floor to ceiling windows, and a fluffy king size bed with comfy linens. PS- The drapes shut out every ounce of light imaginable which makes it difficult to pull yourself out of bed. ;-)

Parking- Directly across the street is a tad more inexpensive than hotel parking, so I'd take advantage of that.

Overall Review: The room was huge and beautiful; We really enjoyed it and would love to return if the opportunity were to present itself. The location is perfect if you're wanting to be in the center of everything. The front desk service was great. We enjoyed the complimentary breakfast as well! I definitely recommend!

06/01/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
21. Peter L.
This is probably the most unique hotel I've ever stayed at -- and at the same time, the most positive and negative mixed together into one experience.

The good: amazing size suite. $169/night for a 2 bedroom suite which includes 2 beds and a hide-away bed, as well as a full kitchen. Not a quasi-kitchen with a sink and a microwave, but the full-meal-deal with a stove, microwave, big coffee maker, full size fridge, etc. I don't know the exact square footage of this corner suite but it appeared larger than my ~800 square foot condo in Seattle. 3 TV's.

The location is great as well. The parking didn't seem as bad as described in many of the earlier reviews. ***It is worth noting that if you don't need in-and-out privileges throughout the day you're going to save a few bucks by parking across the street. ***

The bad: it sounded like a massive kegger was going on along both sides of our big suite on Saturday night. The walls are impressively thin: you can hear EVERYTHING going on in the room next door. This is not a good thing.

The suites here are huge and affordable -- so it's easy to see how this situation comes up: split 8-10 ways it's dirt cheap to get a spacious suite in the city and have one hell of a party.  The folks who run this hotel may be doing things to try to prevent this from happening -- but I can verify that whatever measures they're taking, they aren't showing positive results. There was a wild party going on in both of the neighboring rooms to our suite, and it lasted well in to the night on both sides. When they modified the Gimbels Dept Store into this hotel they didn't give enough attention to noise management between the rooms....

I like the location and suite layout but this is not a place to get rest on friday or saturday nights when the kids from the countryside come in to the 'big city' to get rip roaringly drunk and take their shot at knocking up the prom queen.

30/04/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
22. Melissa K.
Wow the rooms are huge. Great location and very helpful staff. Will definitely stay here again.

06/04/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
23. Lillian W.
I was very happy with my stay.  The room was exceptional for the price.   Clean and large.  I was lucky to get a great view as well. Excellent location to the market and down town as well

27/04/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
24. Earlie C.
I wish hotels.com/kayak told me parking was an additional $~20. And the woman at the front desk didn't even give me the option of really saying yes or no. I need a credit card for incidentals and "oh yeah $17.95 for parking". I could have walked down the street a parked for $6 for the night. Oh well...

Anyhoot, the room was amazing. I see others had problems with noise. We, however were at the end of a hallway and we didn't head much from anyone at all. Our room could have housed 10 people comfortably. Beds were soft but pillows were way too firm. There's a decent sized TV in the room as well. Internet worked after goofing with it for a while.

Also, there needs to be a sign in the hotel... NO ALCOHOL (INCLUDING BEER/WINE) IS SOLD PAST 9p.m. ANYWHERE IN MILWAUKEE. Coming in from the bar we wanted to retire with a glass of wine. NOPE. NUH - UH. NOT HAPPENING. Come on Milwaukee, get with the program. None the less, a very nice place to stay. Will return when summer fest commences.

04/06/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
25. Jay C.
Why did I even come back to this place? This place is filthy. I checked into my room to find fecal matter all over the outside of the toilet and on the floor. I called the hotel manager and NO ONE called me back. I called Marriott customer care and they made the GM call me. She was rude and confrontational so I left immediately.

20/06/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
26. Joe M.
Here for the first time. It's a great location to a lot of fun places to eat and see shows. I did not see a show but can see they are close. The hotel is old and a little dated, but location makes up for it

Stayed October 2011

27/02/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
27. Andi W.
Filthy dirty hotel... Found booger on my bed...! Ewwwwww!!! Sooo dirty... Never come here people

20/10/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
28. French D.
Th only plus to hotel is the Riverview which I asked for when I made my reservation and at checkin didn't get. I could have stayed at the Fairfield or Marriott if I was going to look out the room at nothing. Not happy.

17/01/15 | Link | Rating: 2.0
29. Bruce K.
Marriott's Residence Inn is an "extended stay" sort of property. From the hallways where it almost looks like an apartment building, to the room that's fully kitted out with a kitchenette and full size fridge, you would have no problem staying here for a day, a week, a month or more. I was only here for a week and I don't have a vehicle to make a run to the supermarket, so I didn't really have a chance to utilize those things.

This particular property is a converted retail department store. Massive fourteen foot ceilings were way awesome and the windows are HUGE. Really, really nice.

Two complaints. First, my room was facing Wisconsin Street so there was a good amount of street noise that made it up to me. Bus traffic, sirens, even a protest march went past. No fun. Second, the entrance and exits to the hotel seemed to face odd directions. Not onto the main streets, they go onto the riverwalk one way and onto the Plankinton the other. Just odd. Why no entrance from Wisconsin, the main street? Dunno.

I'd stay here again, I would just recommend a room that maybe faces a different direction.

09/06/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
30. Scrantz L.
This all-suites hotel is located on the downtown Riverwalk which is a pleasant place to be and very convenient for walking to the shops/restaurants in the third ward, museums and various theaters.
The room was VERY large and comfortable. There is a full kitchen, so if you were staying in Milw. for several days this would offer a way to save money on food.
Parking is under the hotel and costs $17/day, but is worth it, with in/out privileges. There is a hot buffet breakfast included which was not excellent food, but plentiful and fine.
The queen bed was very comfortable, a new pillowtop style and the sofabed was adequate for our son. We should have asked for extra blankets.
Wifi was free and useable.
Nothing fancy or stylish here but a good value for the location.

13/03/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
31. Jen S.
The location of this hotel is pretty sweet and the staff was nice, but hotel itself was pretty crappy.

07/01/15 | Link | Rating: 3.0
32. Jay L.
We decided to stay at the hotel because my son had a scholarship exam at Marquette University and we thought that less driving and more sleep would be the better decision.  We were deeply disappointed as we had partying hotel rooms on each side and swearing, drinking, loud music, door slamming, screaming going on until 2:30 am and the hotel couldn't seem to enforce their rules even though many guests had complained (as we found out the next morning).
The manager was unable to make any discount on the rent or any sort of recompense for what was a horrible night.
The room sizes were ample and there was plenty of room, but that is the only positive.

02/03/15 | Link | Rating: 1.0
33. Ankit C.
This is where I stayed during my first month in Milwaukee.  If you're looking for an extended stay, then this is the hotel that you're looking at.
The rooms have a full kitchen (with a stove), a large fridge and the extra high ceilings gives it a royal feel.
The staff is very friendly and the free morning breakfast doesn't hurt either.  The only pain point was the garage:  it's a shared garage and you'll need to struggle to find a good place during the peak hours (of parking, that is).
I'd totally recommend this place.

Oh and did I mention that the first floor smells like bacon in the morning. That works up a very nice appetite before the breakfast.

21/10/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0